Few things are as wild as they seem—looking at you, vinyl-wrapped enthusiast cars on Craigslist that end up being stock automatics—but this Toyota Supra is. Not only is it a V12 that’s hit 222 mph and looks like a knockoff Ferrari 488 in the front, but the owner who tuned it also got rather good at being arrested in…
In July of 2015, Dale Earnhardt Jr. led a huge pack of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars across the finish line on the last lap at Daytona International Speedway. Nearly every car behind him was wrecking, and one tore across the speedway’s catch fence—spewing debris into the stands and onto the track.
Do you feel that? The numbing pain left behind when a small piece of your soul has been extracted and crushed, never to return to your body again? If not, then perhaps you don’t have any soul left to crush. Understandable.
Depending on others’ opinions, Formula One’s new bosses could get rid of “grid girls”—an outdated concept in which women line a male-dominated racing grid, for few other reasons than being something to look at. It should go without saying, but having grid girls encourages objectification and gender stereotypes.
The 2017 Fiat Punto became the first car to ever get zero stars in the European New Car Assessment Programme’s crash testing, the safety organization said Wednesday. That’s not a great score, and the necks of these crash-test dummies will probably be hurting in the morning.
Check that out! It’s a toy Nissan 370Z, the car that’s been around longer than that fridge magnet you made in kindergarten but is kind of cool because of that, bathing in a miniature car wash Nissan uses to test its paint durability. How rad is that?
Lamborghini recently came out with an SUV called the Urus, not to be confused with “uterus,” although the two sound very similar. The SUV now has its own line of fashion, luggage and model cars, because we’re all supposed to give into the idea that certain brands make us more important than we really are.
While you, mere mortal of average income whose bank account cyclically drops faster than those amusement-park rides, sit in your living room and think about how unfortunate your upcoming monthly bills are since it’s the holidays, the wealthy inhabitants of this world are buying more and more Ferraris.
There have been some good times for Tony Stewart in the past few weeks: He got engaged, and the sprint-car series he owns announced a television deal for next year. But other things haven’t been so great, like the fact that an angry fan’s been stalking him for years and he keeps wrecking sprint cars overseas.
Recently, Rolls-Royce had recording artist Skepta get in the back of a Phantom and record a song for a promotional video. It was meant to show how silent the car is—enough to be used as a recording studio—but it seems to also be so quiet that no one could hear their common sense telling them to put on a seat belt.
Leaving an unattended car running is almost like painting a giant bullseye with “THEFT” in the middle on it, but it’s a conscious choice that people can freely make—for now, at least. A Florida state representative wants to charge theft victims with a crime if their cars are left running with the keys in them.
These darn Formula One drivers. They’re so amicable, so friendly, like wealthy, televised, car-driving neighbors or something. What happened to the aggression, the anger, the ruthless rivalries—the glory days? Mercedes boss Toto Wolff wants to know, because his drivers are getting along too well.
On Saturday, a nearly 12-minute video went on YouTube claiming to investigate its title: “Where are the Car Girls?” But the answer to that question couldn’t be found in the video. Instead, it was in the comments section—where a wider, more telling representation of the car industry decided to show up.
Vintage racing is a show, as much as collecting expensive, old cars for display is. The cars aren’t bought to sit around, no matter how misleading the shiny body panels and pristine conditions are. They’re bought to take a beating on the race track, and still need the kind of upkeep they did before becoming…
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A couple of weeks ago, I had an unexpected yet important thought: My mother, not wanting to hear what people think about her car-buying tendencies, often keeps it to herself until a car’s been bought. Selfishly, I realized her 2008 Mazda Miata could disappear at any time, and asked her to offer it to me first.
The FIA, a motorsport governing body overseeing dozens of international series like Formula One, added a women’s commission in 2009—when the association was over a century old already—to talk about “girl stuff” like, oh, equality in racing. The commission just added Carmen Jorda, who is the antithesis of that.
Honda has spent time and effort to build a set of robot concepts “engineered to advance mobility and make people’s lives better,” one of which shows empathy and compassion to humans through “facial expressions.” In other words, Honda has spent time and effort to build artificial humans (again).